The other rumor I heard tonight at Martini Night was that new home sales are improving in the Panhandle. What's the biggest factor? The military. Projects near military bases are thriving.
The Santa Rosa Island Authority avoided any decision on redefining hotels and condos on Pensacola Beach tonight. Why? The word I got was the board members were informed by the Escambia County Commissioner who appointed them that they would be removed from the SRIA board if they voted on the [...]
We finally received a copy of the letter from the State Fire Marshall on his investigation of the Escambia County Volunteer Fire Departments. There are some serious allegations being investigated. Read: Fire Marshall Letter Please note when Thelma Manley and Front Porch received a letter [...]
Click here for musical slide show - song by The Zac Brown Band: HAWKSHAW PHOTOS More to come....
According to AP: Gannett's April revenue shrank by 2% from April 2006, with ad revenue falling 3.1%. Goldman Sachs analyst Peter Appert cut his profit estimates for both companies (McClatchy Co., too ) for the rest of this year, and for 2008 and 2009. He said McAllen, Va.-based Gannett is [...]
South Florida Sun-Sentinel: The Florida Legislature ended its annual session without achieving its No. 1 goal: reducing property taxes. Legislators did, however, vote to increase property taxes by $546 million. It happened because of the way Florida allocates money for schools. The new state [...]
St. Petersburg Times: A St. Petersburg Times analysis of county property appraiser data has found that one out of 10 homes would not benefit from a plan recently floated by House Speaker Marco Rubio. Many of those who would be left behind live in lower-cost housing, including mobile homes or [...]
The Florida Association of Counties has put together a "communications tool kit" to help local officials influence public opinion through the media, the Internet and volunteers. Let's see if our local politicos will use it.
Last night's Escambia County Commission meeting had State Rep. Dave Murzin in attendance as the County Administrator George Touart and the Commissioners danced around how they will deal with reduced revenues if the state legislature rolls back tax rates (County blasts legislator). It gave Com. [...]
Rick's Blog has been added to Blognetnews.com (www.blognetnews.com/Florida ). The site carries the best of Florida's blogs, plus a quick guide to where debates are raging in the comments, a list of news stories bloggers are linking to and which blogs are attracting the most readers
Finally woke up. Slept all day Monday to recover from Hawkshaw. Festival went off without a hitch, Cowboy Mouth/Zac Brown Band/ Dash Rip Rock closed the weekend strong. Over 5000 active duty and their families enjoyed the weekend free. The bands loved the event. Special thanks to [...]